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Side Gate on 6.5x20

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BufalinoLand, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    im ordering my trailer monday

    have the option for front side gate a mere $209.00

    whats another 2bills when you re spending 3500 right??

    The real question is, "Is it worth it and does anyone else use it"

    I mean use it, not ride around for show

    the other concern is I want to weld up s cage up front, I think the cage my hinder the side gate use

    any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    We have a 7X16ft open trailer with a side gate. We got the side gate because at the time we used our Toro midsize everyday. Now were carry two Ztrs, 2 21's, and a walkbehind blower. With a 6.5 wide trailer if would be a tight fit to put one of your walkbehinds sideways on the trailer. Our next trailer will not have a side gate, I think it is more hassle than it's worth for us. Are you going to be carrying all three of your mowers at the same time? We have two Scag Tiger Cub both are 48/19kaw. How do you like the Turf Tiger and the Scag walkbehinds? We almost bought a Turf Tiger but we do mainly medium sized properties even the larger ones (4 to 5 acres) we can finish quickly with two cubs.
  3. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    I bought the Tiger in year 3 of biz. im entering 8 now

    I was a super small co then and just needed some breath time and some my legs were going to fall off from walking so much

    Just got the 52 hydor last month, cant wait to use it

    I have worked these Scags something fierce and just belts and oil

    I will be carrying all three Scags and 2-4 Honda 21 and 2 backpacks at once

    Thats why Im steering towards the 20 footer, its only another 130 compared to the 18

    Im in between Smirnoff and Redbulls right now, ill see everyone in another drink
  4. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    The answer to your question is the tiger is all that 61inch

    allows me to do alot as a small company

    Only run 1 or 2 college boys during the season

    If the 61 is too big in certain spots either get a Honda out or use the 48 or this year the 52

    Scag has 0% and 0 payments till october

    I paid 4900+tax on that Hydro Floater with a 17 kawi on her

    I looked and that is the best price in the Tri state area for me
  5. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    I am also looking into getting a new trailer with a side gate because i THINK it will be convient to have, but i currently do not know it from any other perspective.:waving:
  6. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    i have a side gate on my 6x12 and it is convienent to have when I need to get the WB off the front of the trailer without unloading the Z in the rear.
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  7. lawn perfection

    lawn perfection LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    I love my side gate. Can unload w/b's with out unloading the Z. I have several properties that I only use w/b's on. Its one of those...If ya never had it you wouldn't miss it...but once you 've had it ya like it.
  8. bnorton

    bnorton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    I love my side gate on my 20' trailer. We use it to unload our 48" w/b on the small properties without having to unload the ZTR. Ordering a new trailer trailer this month also with a side gate. My 20' trailer with the side gate is for sale in Somerset, KENTUCKY for 2400.00.

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